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February 23rd, 2015
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ basketball team dropped a pair of road games on back-to-back nights last week, missing a chance to clinch the No. 4 seed for the Division II playoffs.
As of Sunday, it was not certain whether the 14-6 Otters or Vergennes (13-7) would be the No. 4 seed; regardless, the other will be No. 5 and the teams will face each other in a quarterfinal if both win their first-round games.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team received the No. 2 seed in Division I from the Vermont Principals’ Association on Thursday and will host a quarterfinal playoff game on Wednesday.
The defending Division II champion Tigers (15-5) will entertain No. 7 Rutland (7-11-2) at 7 p.m. The Raiders and Tigers met twice this winter, with MUHS winning by 5-1 and 1-0.
MIDDLEBURY — The No. 4 Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team won its first-round Division II playoff game on Saturday night, 6-2, over visiting No. 13 Northfield.
The Tigers improved to 13-6-2 and will next host No. 5 U-32 (13-7-1) on Wednesday at 5 p.m. in a quarterfinal. That game will be a rematch of a Feb. 11 contest hosted and won by the Raiders, 5-2. In another first-round game on Saturday, U-32 defeated visiting Brattleboro on Wednesday, 5-4, after falling behind by 3-0.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/18 St. Albans vs. MUHS........................ 1-0
2/18 MUHS vs. Northfield......................... 4-1
2/21 MUHS vs. Northfield......................... 6-2
Article 13 on the New Haven Town Meeting Warning asks the voters whether they want the 20-acre parcel on the southeast corner of the intersection of Route 7, which bisects River Road and Belden Falls Road, to be changed from its present zoning of agricultural/rural residential to highway commercial.
The adoption process for the ID-4 (Mary Hogan School) budget is an excellent example of a non-problem which does not need to be fixed.
The Mary Hogan board presents the budget in detail at its annual meeting on the second Wednesday of April and the attending citizens adopt itby voice vote after as much discussion and amendment as necessary. All Middlebury voters may participate and a paper ballot may replace the voice vote if a few attendees request it.
Let’s not feel bad because we’re not going to have a pipeline to Ticonderoga and maybe won’t have one to Middlebury or Rutland either. International Paper did the right thing and I would hope Vermont officials will make a wise choice and perform as good stewards of our environment and economy as well.